Monday, September 29, 2014

Mini Reviews: Christian Romance

A Side of Faith (A Sandwich Novella Book 1) by Krista Phillips http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MNR78AS/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_dYA9tb1GK5HQHTitle: Faith with a Side of Romance

Author: Krista Phillips

Series: sort of a sequel to Sandwich
 
Chapters: 13 Plus Epilogue

Pages: read on my kindle

Genre: Christian romance

Rating: 4.5 stars


     Faith with a Side of Romance is set in the same town as Sandwich with a Side or Romance. It focuses on Rachel and Cameron. It is a short and sweet read. While you wouldn’t have to read this one after Sandwich it reads better if you do. 




Writer's Life: Beth K. VogtTitle: Somebody like you

Author: Beth K Vogt

Series: no
 
Chapters: 40

Pages: 350

Genre: Christian Romance

Rating: 4.5

A sweet read. 



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Reading this week

Finished
Murder Hooks a Mermaid by Christy Fifield
The Raven Saint by Mary Lu Tyndall
Read and Buried by Erika Chase
Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay

Currently reading
Grimm’s Complete fairy tales by Jacob Grimm
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Blue Ridge Reunion by Mia Ross
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Take Me on by Katie McGarry
Rites of Passage by Joy N Hensley

Non-fiction reading  
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody
Normally This would be cause for Concern by Danielle Fishel
Getting ready to read
Mafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal
The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston
Made to Last by Melissa Tagg
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Lousie
Five Glass Slippers by Elisabeth Brown
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Good Call by Jase Robertson
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
The Reliance by Marylu Tyndall

Classics
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Reviewing
All’s Fair in love and cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant



Devotional reading
Bible through in a year
The Girl’s still Got it by Liz Curtis Higgs
Lord, Teach me to study the Bible in 28 days by Kay Arthur

Did Not Finish


Audio
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich






Reviews Posted this week 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review of Rival Hearts

Title: Rival Hearts

Rival Hearts by Tara RandelAuthor: Tara Randel

Series: 
 
Chapters: ch 14

Pages: 219

Genre: Christian Romance

Rating: 4.5 stars

     Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver are up for a promotion at their office but their boss decides to make a contest out of it.   Molly today outdoor stuff since Ben is the editor of an outdoor magnizne.  While Ben has to make a quilt since Molly is the editor of a quilt magnizne.

     The book was a cute read, but it wasn’t my favorite. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review of The Redemption

The Redemption (Legacy of the King's Pirates Book 1) - Kindle edition by MaryLu Tyndall. Religion  Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com....Title: The Redemption

Author: M.L. Tyndall 

Series: Legacy of the King’s Pirates book 1
 
Chapters: 47

Pages: 317

Genre: Christian Historical/pirates

Rating: 5 stars

     Lady Charlisse Bristol wants to find her father, Edmund Merrick is a pirate for the crown. They are searching for the same man but for different reasons. They both end up finding some much more. 

     The Redemption is the first book that I have read by Mary Lu and I am wondering why it took me so long to read. As a child and a teen I loved pirates. I mean my two of my favorite books as a child were about pirates. The Redemption has both pirates and faith. I love that Mary Lu wrote about a Christian pirate, a pirate that is trying to turn his life around. I also loved that faith is intertwined in the story and is a huge part of the story. A story that wouldn’t be complete without that.

     I cannot wait to start reading the next book in the LEgecy of the King’s pirate series as well as other books by Mary Lu Tyndall. 


Friday, September 19, 2014

Reading this week

Finished
Murder Buys a T-Shirt by Christy Fifield
A Killer read by Erika Chase
The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall
Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay
Small-Town Homecoming by Lissa Manley
Tried and True by Mary Connealy
The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall

Currently reading
Grimm’s Complete fairy tales by Jacob Grimm
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
The Raven Saint by Mary Lu Tyndall
Murder Hooks a Mermaid by Christy Fifield

Non-fiction reading  
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody

Getting ready to read
Mafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal
The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston
Made to Last by Melissa Tagg
Take Me on by Katie McGarry
Read and Buried by Erika Chase
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Lousie
Five Glass Slippers by Elisabeth Brown
Blue Ridge Reunion by Mia Ross
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Good Call by Jase Robertson
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
First-degree by Christine Desmet
Classics
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Reviewing
All’s Fair in love and cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant



Devotional reading
Bible through in a year
The Girl’s still Got it by Liz Curtis Higgs
Lord, Teach me to study the Bible in 28 days by Kay Arthur

Did Not Finish


Audio
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich

 Reviews Posted this week 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review of Prisoner of Night and Fog

Prisoner of Night and Fog, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJ37AK6/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_XUsDtb1CMHFNSTitle: Prisoner of Night and Fog

Author: Anne Blankman

Series: there will be a sequel

Chapters: 44

Pages: 401

Genre: Teen Historical fiction

Rating: 4.5 stars

     Prisoner of Night and fog is teen historical fiction novel set before the second world in Germany. Gretchen Muller is basically the adoptive niece of Hitler. Gretchen basically only has two friends Hitler’s actual niece and Eva Braun.  Till she meets Daniel Cohen a Jewish reporter who tells her that there is more to her father’s death than what she was lead to believe.

     I have always loved teen historical fiction or historical fiction in general.  But I especially love WWII fiction, especially those with love stories.  I guess it is because I got to hear a real life WWII love story growing up, and every sense then I’ve been hooked. Prisoner of night and Fog was more than just a love story. It used fiction to bring to life a very tragic time in the world’s history.  In way that was right for teen readers as well as being truthful.


     There are some scenes in the novel that are not for readers younger than the teen years, but adults can read this book and enjoy it.  I know I did. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Review of Open Road Summer

Open Road SummerTitle: Open Road Summer

Author: Emery Lord

Series: no
 
Chapters: 22

Pages: 344

Genre: Teen chick lit

Rating: 4.5 stars

Open Road summer is the story of two friends Dee Montgomery and Reagan O’Neill who have been friends since middle school. The summer between their junior and senior years of high school Dee is on tour as a country singer. Reagan along mainly in order to stay out of trouble.  Follow artist Matt Finch joins the tour,  and trouble, and adventure follow.


Open Road summer is cute and quick summer read that at first I didn’t think I would like but after a few chapters I was hooked.  Fans of Morgan Matson and Roger and Amy’s epic detour will enjoy this novel. As well fans of Alecia Whitaker 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Reading this week

Finished
Forevermore by Cindy Miles
Love’s Fortune by Laura Frantz
Stealing Adda by Tamera Leigh
Rodeo Song by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
The Redemption by M.L. Tyndall

Currently reading
Grimm’s Complete fairy tales by Jacob Grimm
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall
Murder Buys a T-Shirt by Christy Fifield

Non-fiction reading  
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody

Getting ready to read
Mafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal
The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston
Made to Last by Melissa Tagg
Take Me on by Katie McGarry
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Lousie
Five Glass Slippers by Elisabeth Brown
Blue Ridge Reunion by Mia Ross
Small-Town Homecoming by Lissa Manley
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Good Call by Jase Robertson

Classics
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Reviewing
All’s Fair in love and cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant



Devotional reading
Bible through in a year
The Girl’s still Got it by Liz Curtis Higgs
Lord, Teach me to study the Bible in 28 days by Kay Arthur

Did Not Finish


Audio
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich







Reviews Posted this week 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review of In the Field of Grace

In the Field of GraceTitle: In the field of Grace

Author: Tessa Afshar
 
Chapters: 29 plus epiglue

Pages: 290

Genre: Bibical fiction

Rating: 5 stars

In  the field of Grace is a fictional account of the book of Ruth. Even though it is fiction it follows the Biblical book pretty well.  In the Field of Grace is the fourth Tessa Afshar book that I have read.  As I read more and more of her books I fall even more in love with her writing style. 
While she sticks to the Biblical story of Ruth she uses fictional licenses to fill in “the gaps”. I love the fact that something from Pearl in the Sand makes an appearance   in In the Field of Grace.
When it comes to Biblical fiction is Tessa Afshar  is my go to author.  After reading her novels I want to read the Bible book that the story was based on.


I was given an ebook from netgalley in exchanged for an honest review. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Reivew of Love's Fortune

Love's Fortune Cover RevealTitle: Love’s Fortune

Author: Laura Frantz

Series: The Ballantyne Legacy
 
Chapters: 37 plus epilogue  

Pages: 395

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Rating: 5 stars

Love’s Fortune continues the story of the Ballantyne family with the third generation. Rowena Wren Ballantryne is more at home in the Kentucky backwoods than in a Pennsylvania ballroom. She shares her grandfather and father’s musical talents. Love’s Fortune is a great conclusion to a family legacy. It was nice to visit with characters from the previous books in the Ballantyne legacy. Like the other books in the series there are quotes at the beginning of the chapter, that seem to fit that chapter 

Laura has done it again, another book that makes you  fall in love with the characters.  Laura writes a novel that is full of emotion, and faith. There’s always a happy ending at the end, but it’s a roller coaster ride to the end. Love’s Fortune like all of Laura’s books has faith blended into the story. It’s the main character’s faith that gets them through the hard times.

Love’s Fortune had a slight twist from Laura’s earlier novels is at least in my opinion is two very likeable heroes for different reasons. Two heroines in this novel worked as well to help give both heroes a chance.  I was happy with not only the end of the book but the ending of the series. I have to say that Wren has become my new favorite heroine of Laura’s.


While I am sad to see the Ballantyne family go the series was wrapped up nicely and any questions that I had were answered. 

And as always I cannot wait for Laura's next book. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Reading this week

Finished
Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon
Rival Hearts by Tara Randel


Currently reading
The Redemption by M.L. Tyndall
Grimm’s Complete fairy tales by Jacob Grimm
Love’s Fortune by Laura Frantz
Stealing Adda by Tamera Leigh

Non-fiction reading  
American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody

Getting ready to read
The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall
Mafia Girl by Deborah Blumenthal
The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston
Made to Last by Melissa Tagg
Take Me on by Katie McGarry
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody
Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer
Pirates and Prejudice by Kara Lousie
Five Glass Slippers by Elisabeth Brown
Blue Ridge Reunion by Mia Ross
Small-Town Homecoming by Lissa Manley
Austenland by Shannon Hale

Classics
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Reviewing


Devotional reading
Bible through in a year
The Girl’s still Got it by Liz Curtis Higgs

Did Not Finish


Audio
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich






Reviews Posted this week